Heba Salama Photography Captured Lavender Oaks Farm Wedding in Chapel Hill, NC
Kim Weaver met Matt Mason on a dating app when they both moved to Chapel Hill, NC for their residency programs. Together since 2017, after their first date at Belltree in Carrboro, the two knew they wanted to be together and as they say, the rest is history.
On her way home from a party in June 2019, Kim was greeted by an unexpected surprise birthday party in her apartment. After their arrival, Matt disappeared upstairs and reappeared with a clean-shaven face, something Kim had never seen in the two years they’d been together. Already in shock from the shaved face, Matt then pulled the ultimate surprise, getting down on one knee in front of everyone and asking Kim to be his wife. Totally in love, she said yes! And if you’re wondering about Matt’s beard, don’t worry, it’s back.
After choosing Heba Salama Photography to capture the day and falling in love with the Lavender Oaks Farm wedding venue in Chapel Hill, NC the two celebrated their big day with all their friends and family! Keep reading below to learn all about Kim and Matt’s wedding day!
Frolicking through lavender fields at Lavender Oaks Farm
When looking for a wedding venue, Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill, NC was the perfect choice for Kim and Matt. After receiving the link for their website from her sister in Pittsburgh during their wedding venue search, the two fell in love with the venue and the way it made them feel while visiting. Upon meeting Karen MacDonald, the owner of the Farm, Kim knew they wanted to be married at the venue in the peak of lavender season.
“We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful location for our wedding especially in the peak of the lavender season,” Kim said. “Karen was great to work with throughout the planning process and helpful to shift gears/make changes to keep guests safe due to COVID.”
Kim and Matt also took advantage of the option to hold their rehearsal dinner at Lavender Oaks Farm. Looking out upon the beautiful lavender scenery, the two were so excited to share the venue with their guests on their wedding day.
When asked about the rehearsal dinner space, Kim said that, “Lavender Oaks was a great location for the rehearsal dinner as there was plenty of outdoor space for guests to spread out/distance and enjoy the fresh lavender.”
It’s all in the details
From delicious food to specialized favors, Kim and Matt’s wedding was definitely a day they’ll never forget. To pay tribute to her hometown roots, Kim followed the Pittsburg tradition to have a cookie table at her wedding. By putting their own twist on the tradition, the couple gave each guest a sweet treat to remember the day, a box of homemade cookies to take back home.
In addition to the cookies, Kim and Matt also gave guests a sachet of lavender to remember their special day at Lavender Oaks Farm. For decoration, the two made sure the inside of their wedding venue was just as beautiful as the outside, with rentals from CE rental and special touches of their personalities throughout the space.
To compliment the lavender scenery outside, Kim and Matt’s wedding party looked charming in dusty blue. For their florals, they added in shades of white, soft pink, and peach. As a final touch and to tie the whole scene together, the couple added touches of gold and greenery, allowing them to create the perfect atmosphere to showcase their love.
The perfect day captured by Heba Salama Photography
When planning a wedding, having beautiful photos to remember the day by is at the top of the list for most couples. When Kim and Matt went to choose their wedding photographer, they knew they couldn’t go wrong with Heba from Heba Salama Photography. Since Heba was the first vendor the couple booked, she not only captured their beautiful engagement and day-of photos, she also helped Kim and Matt by recommending other NC vendors to help them with their day.
As an NC wedding photographer, Heba has a great eye for details and a soft touch to accurately portray the love between couples on their wedding days. As a people person, when working with Heba you not only receive beautiful memories, you also gain a friend!
When asked about Heba, Kim said “We couldn’t recommend Heba more–she took beautiful engagement photos and was such a fun addition to our wedding day. Our families and wedding party loved working with Heba, and our photos are gorgeous!”
Reflecting on a day filled with love at Lavender Oaks Farm
When reflecting back on their special day, Kim and Matt couldn’t help but speak highly of their beautiful venue and the photos taken by Heba Salama Photography. Although the two had so many favorite moments during the day, Kim said her absolute favorite was seeing the live painting she had commissioned come to life throughout the course of the evening. Overall, Kim and Matt couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate their love with friends and family.
When asked what advice she’d give to future brides, Kim said, “Wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful at times. Try to slow down and enjoy the process. Remember at the end of the day that it is all about marrying the love of your life!”